Isla Vista Shooting
The facts and the anti-foie gras fanatics

To the editor: Thanks to Robin Abcarian for her open-minded approach to the recent un-banning of foie gras in California. ("The return of foie gras to California menus offers food for thought," Jan. 23) Having seen a gavage in France personally, I can attest that I saw absolutely no fear reaction at all by the ducks or geese that were fed extra corn for a few seconds with a tube. They simply swallowed the corn and waddled off. With all due respect to food service executive Fedele Bauccio, who likened force feeding to shooting up animals with antibiotics, his is a far fetched analogy. Kudos to Abcarian for "admitting" to having eaten foie gras recently. I bet she...